Events and Speaking Engagements

Inspire > Educate > Engage

CSIE events inspire students, faculty, staff, and community members by exposing them to new ideas and to professionals that are making an impact, in an effort to educate and inspire them to become changemakers. Through our Center’s programs we provide opportunities for further hands-on, high-impact, experiential learning to engage our community members in social innovation, the process of developing and deploying effective solutions to challenging and often systemic social and environmental issues in support of social progress. 

We invite you to join us and become engaged!


Upcoming Events 

 

B impact clinic

April 24, 2019

B Impact Clinic Showcase
Please join us to watch the presentations and reflections by the participating students in the Spring 2019 B Impact Clinic. Seating is limited, register today!

 

 

April 30, 2019
Why It’s Never Been a Better Time to Be a Changemaker:
Careers at the Intersection of Purpose & Profit

JOIN US to hear a group of business leaders discuss how they are aligning profit and purpose in their own career journeys and embedding impact at the very heart of their business strategy.

 
 

Caitlin presenting

May 3, 2019

Semester in the City Spring 2019 Showcase
See the Semester in the City, Boston-based internship program in action! JOIN US for the day to learn about the program, the internships, and meet the current cohort – all students, community members and educators are encouraged to attend. FREE and open to all.

 


SAVE THE DATES!

July 24, 2019
Social Innovation Internship Showcase

9am-12pm: Intern Presentations
12-1pm: Reception & Networking
Join us as we celebrate the completion of the Summer 2019 Social Innovation Internship program. Interns will present on their experiences interning at regional for- and non-profit organizations. They will discuss their strategic projects, insights and reflections. Stay immediately after for the reception and networking. More details coming soon!

September 24, 2019
UNH Changemaker Speaker Series:
Business & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

12:30-2:00pm | Granite State Room, MUB
​Details coming soon.

November 21, 2019
UNH 2019 Social Innovator of the Year Award &
7th Annual NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge Finals and Keynote,
a part of the UNH Changemaker Speaker Series

9:15am – 2:00pm | Holloway Commons
Details coming soon.


Past Events 

Semester in the City Open House Trip to Boston | March 1, 2019

Can People, Planet & Profit Coexist? Forced Labor & Global Supply Chains | February 19, 2019

Semester in the City Honors Field Trip in Boston | January 14, 2019

Semester in the City Showcase | December 14, 2018

NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge: Final Round Presentations, Awards & Keynote | November 29, 2018

Semester in the City Info-Session | October 25, 2018

Semester in the City Open House Trip to Boston | October 12, 2018

Recruiting & Retaining Young Professionals for NH: Human-Centered Design-A-Thon | October 6, 2018

It's a Great Time to Be a Changemaker! | September 6, 2018

Social Innovation Internship Showcase | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Sustainability, Business & ESG Investing Panel | Thursday, July 5, 2018 or Friday, July 6, 2018 

Social Sector Franchising Initiative 2018 Webinar Series, Social Sector Franchising State of the Field 2018 | Wednesday, May 9, 2018 

Semester in the City Showcase | Friday, May 4, 2018 

CSIE at the Graduate & Undergraduate Research Conferences | Tuesday, April 10 & Friday, April 20, 2018 

Social Sector Franchising Initiative 2018 Webinar Series Replication and Scaling for Impact: What are the options? Does Social Franchising have a competitive advantage? | Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Thread X Timberland in Haiti: From Bottle to Boot | Tuesday, March 27, 2018 

Semester in the City Info Session | Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Points of Intervention: Challenging the Food System | Tuesday, March 6, 2018 

Semester in the City Open House| Friday, February 23, 2018 

Careers with Impact Panel Discussion | Wednesday, February 7, 2018

2017 NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge Final Round | Tuesday, December 5, 2017 

Competition/Idea Pitch Bootcamp: Essential Aspects of Developing a Presentation and Making a Winning Pitch | Monday, November 13, 2017

How to Make Your Social Venture Innovation Challenge Entry a Winner!| Monday, October 30, 2017

Meet and Greet for UNH Students with Social Sector Franchise Partners | Thursday, October 19, 2017

Innovative Models for International Development and Poverty Alleviation - Mercado Fresco: Supplying Hope Through Affordable Food for Low-Income Families | Thursday, October 19, 2017

Innovative Models for International Development and Poverty Alleviation - Jibu: Local Owners Driving Lasting Solutions | Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Semester in the City Open House | Friday, October 6, 2017 

Semester in the City Pizza Party |Thursday, September 14, 2017

Careers with Impact | Thursday, September 14, 2017 

Social Innovation Internship Showcase | Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Social Sector Franchise Webinar | Wednesday, June 7, 2017 

Businesses as Agents of Change | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Bootcamp: Legal. The Legal Basics: A First-timer's Kit  | March 8, 2017 

Social Entrepreneurs: From Passionate Activists to High Impact Social Change Agents | March 1, 2017 


Speaking Engagements 

CSIE faculty, staff, and students regularly speak at public forums on the topic of Social Innovation, as well as engaging in other social-innovation events, including judging competitions.

Dr. Fiona Wilson | CSIE Executive Director

UNH Office of Community, Equity, and Diversity Event: Celebrating Our Successes: Equity and Inclusion at UNH | April 2019
Featured Speaker

Cooperative Education & Internship Association | April 2019, Chicago, IL
Panelist: Driving Institutional Change and Embedding Immersive Changemaker Education Within the Curriculum

Panelist: From Co-curricular to Curricular: A New Experiential Learning Model. Lessons from the three year "Semester in the City" pilot crafted by College for Social Innovation and 14 local colleges and universities
 

NH Energy Week: Portsmouth Roundtable | March 2019
Featured Speaker

Women in Business Conference | March 2019
Moderator for panel: "Doing Well by Doing Good"

Ashoka U Exchange Annual Conference | February 2019
Panelist: Making Changemaker Education Count: New Models for Immersive Education along with Eric Schwarz, Founder and CEO, College for Social Innovation and Dennis Hanno, President of Wheaton College.

 

New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility’s (NHBSR) 4th Annual Sustainability Slam | November 2018
Judging Panel

New England Food System Innovation Challenge | November 2018
Judge

Social Ventures Foundation’s EndPoverty Virtual Summit | November 2018
Speaker at the Meeting Unmet Poverty Reduction Challenges Round Table where she talked about CSIE’s Social Sector Franchise Initiative, and how franchising has the potential to meet unmet poverty reduction challenges in a variety of sectors including health, transportation, housing, agriculture, environment, education, and energy.

Peter T. Paul Financial Policy Center’s 5th Annual Capital Market and Investment Bank Symposium | November 2018
Sustainability and Investor Responsibility Panel

Berwick Academy's Innovation Celebration | May 2018
Presenter

New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility Annual Spring Conference | May 2018
Speaker/Panel Moderator: Partnering With Colleges to Advance Sustainability: Ideas and Best Practices to Advance Innovation and Action

2018 Governor’s Conference on Volunteerism | May 2018 
Session Speaker:
Session II: Social Innovation LIVE: An Introduction to a Powerful New Form of Activism

Session III:  Partnering With Colleges (And Their Students) to Advance Meaningful Engagement: Ideas and Best Practices to Advance Social Innovation in Non-Profits & Community Organizations 

Session IV:  Fiona Wilson & Faina Bukher | Becoming a Changemaker: The Tools of Human-Centered Design

2018 Ashoka U Exchange | April 2018

Panel: Not Your Average Competition
Big Idea Talk: Franchising the Social Sector

UNH Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching & Learning | April 2018 
Talk About Teaching Workshop: Empowering Student Changemakers: Design Thinking in the Curriculum

International Franchise Association Convention | February 2018
Presentation to the Social Sector Task Force: UNH’s Social Sector Franchise Initiative

Manomet U360 Showcase | December 2017 
Judge

Maine Food System Innovation Challenge | November 2017
Final Round Judge

New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility’s 3rd Annual Sustainability Slam | October 2017
Judge 

2nd Annual B Corp Global Academic Retreat | October 2018
Session Facilitator

IFA Social Sector Task Force Webinar | September 2017
Beyond Social Sector Franchising: Where do we fit into the Social Enterprise Landscape?

 

 

 


Professor William Maddocks
Director, Social Sector Franchise Initiative

UNH CoRE FY18 Mid-Year Celebration/FY19 RFP Kick-Off 
Monday, February 12, 2018  3:40-3:50 pm

IFA Social Sector Task Force Webinar - Evolution of Microfinance
Tuesday, November 27, 2017 5:00-6:00 pm

SEEP Annual Conference
Sustainable Food Systems, Livelihoods and Healthier Communities through Social Franchising
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 12:30-2:15 pm

International Franchise Association Convention
Presentation to the Social Sector Task Force: UNH’s Social Sector Franchise Initiative
Sunday, January 28, 2017 10:00-11:30 am

SEEP Annual Conference
Enhancing Food Security through Social Franchising: lessons from the field
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 3:30-5:00 pm

International Franchise Association Convention
Presentation to the Social Sector Task Force: UNH’s Social Sector Franchise Initiative
Sunday, January 26, 2016 10:00-11:30 am